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i.   in which i learn how to fall.

it's just a step forward.

    it's just a breath:
    an inhalation;
    a release.

it's the whisper of wings; the ghost of a spiderweb across my fingers.
it's the white noise that sings along my skin, and the cool air on my lips.

i can breathe blue skies and winter and white sunlight

and the silent sounds of summer trail along my neck to tangle in my hair.

i can close my eyes to the distance
and fall into the sky.

ii. in which i learn how to let go.

it's just a movement of muscle.

    it's just a pause:
    a bud unfurling over years;
    decades dragged into seconds.

it's the sound of static; the hum of your fingertips across mine.
it's the simple synchronicity of white pressed to white; intertwined.

i have to let our hands fall apart some day

before the heat of my heart melts your smile to quicksilver.

or i can press my lips to your eyes, dear,
and hold you all the tighter.

iii. in which i learn how to cry

it's just a cell gone wrong.

    it's just decay:
    dust settling into your old bones;
    tarnished with sepia memories.

it's the hard muscle of your heart; the silent smile of your eyes.
it's the skeleton frailty of your hope that shatters my strength.

i can reach higher than you, now,

but years behind me a small girl still stretches for your hand.

i can hold us together, anchored to my heart
and keep you standing.

a dream of a safe place.
a saviour hidden in a song.
a cry of sorrow and of strength.

we find safety in smiles and linked fingers and glass marbles, and days when sunshine pours through the windows.

we find safety in those who take our hands when the world becomes too heavy, and offer to share the weight.

we find safety in dreams and the sky and the beautiful people who make it all worth it.

i know your arms are aching from holding things inside.
i know your arms are shaking from holding up the sky.
you know my arms are aching to be wrapped around your spine. ♥ ♪

rest your arms - low low low la la la love love love
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Lovespoon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Writer
I agree with the good structure comment. The words are charming in their strolling sort of way.




KarenWanny Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
This has to be one of my favourites by you.
Every single word is so heartfelt, wrapped in your unique style.
I really love the formatting too (:

You leave me speechless...

♪In all this chaos we found safety...♪♥
HannahPhantom6 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
thank you, darling. praise from you means more than it does from anyone else. i love you. ♥
KarenWanny Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010
XxporcelaineyesxX Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
wow, best poem i've ever read on dA, and i've read a lot. good job.
HannahPhantom6 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
sorry for the late response, but thank you so, so much. that means so much to me, you have no idea ♥
Cheetha3 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
wow... thts really good! and it actually means something you know.... wish i could write like you :P
luv it x
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